The Shows at Piers 92/94, Dinner at Yum Yum Too, and “The Adjustment Bureau”

Piers 92/94 - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Piers 92/94 - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

On Tuesday, March 15, 2011, my friend Penny sent me a URL for free tickets to three shows at Piers 92/94 in Manhattan. I combined that with my existing plans for Saturday, March 19, 2011 and I had a wonderful afternoon and night.

First, Saturday morning (after staying up late watching Doctor Who when I got home from dinner with my parents), I caught up on my DVR and wrote a blog entry on a new Manhattan Mini Storage ad and an entry on the aforementioned dinner with my parents.

Then I showered and eventually headed into the city.

First, I checked out the DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) Dining by Design show at Pier 94.

Entrance to the DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Entrance to the DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

It was like an art gallery full of very interesting dining rooms.

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

That’s water streaming down the outside of this one.

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

If you’re a bit confused by this one, there’s an angled mirror above the table.

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Notice William and Kate on the plates here.

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

DIFFA Dining by Design show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Next, I checked out the Architectural Digest Home Design Show (also at Pier 94).

Entrance to the Arhitectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Entrance to the Arhitectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

If you were building or redoing your home (particularly a kitchen, bedroom, or outdoor area), this would have been a great place to get some new ideas.

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

This is called a “meditation hut.” I did not find it very conducive to meditation. It’s claustrophobic and if someone or something taps it, the sound resounds through the inside.

Me in a "Meditation Hut" at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Me in a "Meditation Hut" at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

This looked a lot comfier than the meditation hut. Plus, it spins!

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

A little something for my maternal grandmother?

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

When I had finished seeing what there was to see there, I moved on to the Artist Project show at Pier 92.

Entrance to the Artist Project - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Entrance to the Artist Project - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

There were dozens of booths with some interesting art.

The Artist Project - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

The Artist Project - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

The Artist Project - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

The Artist Project - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

I enjoyed my time at the shows. There is a vast space at Piers 92/94 and I had never been there before. I love how spaces can be repurposed like this.

After the pier shows, I re-parked down on 9th Avenue at 42nd Street. After the Richmond game ended (the Spiders moved on to the Sweet 16), my friend Brian met up with me and we bought tickets for The Adjustment Bureau at the AMC Empire 25.

After that, we went to dinner at Yum Yum Too at 662 9th Avenue.

Yum Yum Too - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Yum Yum Too - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Brian had the Pak-Kra-Pow with Chicken (sauteed with fresh basil, chili peppers, garlic, and white mushrooms).

Pak-Kra-Pow with Chicken at Yum Yum Too - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Pak-Kra-Pow with Chicken at Yum Yum Too - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

I had the Drunken Noodle with Beef (sauteed flat noodles with basil, chili, tomatoes, egg, onion, and scallions with beef).

Drunken Noodle with Beef at Yum Yum Too - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

Drunken Noodle with Beef at Yum Yum Too - New York, NY - Mar 19, 2011

We both enjoyed our meals.

Following dinner, we went to see The Adjustment Bureau, which is a film adaptation of Philip K. Dicks’s short story Adjustment Team. It stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, along with John Slattery, Anthony Mackie, Michael Kelly, and Terence Stamp. We liked the movie a lot! It’s a great New York City movie and it’s a Matt Damon New York City chase movie that avoids being a redux of The Bourne Ultimatum. There have been a number of great adaptations of the works of Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report) and this can be added to that list. I highly recommend it.

– Evan Bindelglass

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